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Mission San Jose

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Address: 6701 San Jose Drive, San Antonio, TX 78214
Phone Number: 210 229 4770
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Getting married
Description: Founded in 1720, this Spanish frontier mission, the largest of the five...
Founded in 1720, this Spanish frontier mission, the largest of the five San Antonio missions, is best known for its rose window. On Sundays, this Texas and U.S. National historic site offers a mariachi mass.
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Visit was informative and peaceful. Not thrilled with the wedding that prevented us from entering the main chapel. (Had to sneak in a side door to see the Rose Window!)

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
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Flemington, New Jersey
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Flemington, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Visit was informative and peaceful. Not thrilled with the wedding that prevented us from entering the main chapel. (Had to sneak in a side door to see the Rose Window!)

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Texas History when it was under the flag of Spain. It is a wonderful comparison to the Alamo and the rest of the Spanish missions in San Antonio. You can compare to San Fernando Cathedral and the history related to Davy Crockett

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The old mission church and the grounds is like a walk back in time. Don't miss the mill grinder. has been restored since I had seen it before. Worth the trip!

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Los Angeles, California
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160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The Mission is well worth your time to go and see. While not as popular as the Alamo, it is an interesting part of the history of San Antonio and how they lived.

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Thibodaux, Louisiana, Usa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Only mission you need to see. Take trolley tour to get there. Go see the movie. It is interesting. Make a donation

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

GORGEOUS You can feel the history at the Missions. the architecture is amazing. Bring your family and educate them, bring your camera and or a sketch pad

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Marshall
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We love history and this was excellent to visit. I loved being able to walk around and view the mission. Easy to find.

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Hutchinson, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I. Watch the video 2. Look at the diorama 3. Take the tour guided by a U.S. Park employee 4. Enjoy the Blessing of seeing how the natives and the Spanish interacted and helped each other. The Chapel is beautiful. I walk with a cane, and it was well worth my effort.

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Fort Hood, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

All I can say is WOW! Such a beautiful mission and it is still a functioning church! This mission is huge and has been kept up and restored really well. It was amazing witnessing something that is older than the founding of our country. It was interesting learning about the spanish and the natives that once lived there and learning... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Not at all what we expected having done no research at all, but a great exhibit and historical monument that has dignity and class. Well worth a tour round, it doesn't take long.

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